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weather on the way. nbc's miguel almaguer in san francisco for us, where i have noticed the skies are darker behind you over the last hour, miguel. >> reporter: yeah, brian, good evening, after getting hammered by wind and rain today, finally a brief break here after a second powerful storm slammed into the west coast. it seems as though san francisco has really been the bull's eye for all of this wet weather activity. take a look at the iconic bay bridge earlier this morning. rain and wind played a big role knocking out power. no bridge lights for commuters for some three hours. and at the airport, 70 flights were cancelled. and there were delays, this turned into a deadly storm. a utility worker was killed after his vehicle turned into a utility pole. in all, some 10,000 people in northern california are without power winds are topping 40 miles an hour knocked down trees from the southern end of the state to the north, some roads are flooded. and before it all comes to an end this weekend, brian, we expect 12 inches of rain and up to a foot or two of snow. sunday forecasters say
california county is preparing for what could be a disaster. nbc's miguel almaguer is in the mountain town of truckey, california, along the rising river. >> reporter: good evening. tonight this area is under a state of emergency. the truckee river runs for 121 miles between california and nevada and officials say it is not a question of if but when will this river flood? along the truckee river rising water and concern. tonight the marsico family is hoping to save their home of 50 years. a rock and dirt beam may help keep the water away but today this family is moving out. >> that's important. >> reporter: carolyn has seen her home, this area flood before. >> it's a helpless feeling. there is nothing else you can do. there is nothing. so you just do what you can. >> reporter: with river water that could rise seven and a half feet with tomorrow's oncoming storm, washoe county has already declared a state of emergency. this mountain community, bracing for the worst. >> we know we're going to have flooding in some areas. there is no getting around that. >> reporter: for four days, the west h
's miguel almaguer has our "making a difference" report tonight from newtown. >> want to say hi, luther. >> reporter: help arrived today in newtown in four legs from newtown. abbey and barn bus, therapy dogs here to do what people can't, comfort people like heather. >> they help you get over how sad it is. >> reporter: at the newtown general store where locals gather, calls have come in from around the world, strangers wanting to help. one man from california paid for a cup of coffee for everyone in town. >> people wanting to do something, awfully large thoughts coming. big hearts. >> reporter: just down the road at panera bread, employees from nearby stores volunteered to fill the shifts behind the counter and in the kitchen. they came so colleagues they've never met can attend memorial services. >> it was wonderful. to be able to allow them that town. >> reporter: josh, heidi and lacey from atlanta, georgia drove 1,000 miles overnight to offer hugs to strangers. >> you guys are amazing. >> if that happened to us, we know we would need a hug. we're coming to hug and love. >> reporter:
where she made a quick getaway with her mother one week ago. miguel almaguer, news4. >>> right now, at 5:00, flavored water, it's bright, it looks fun, but it comes with a warning for children. >>> someone tried to blow up an atm in virginia. >>> and this was reported first on 4. a call to cut the tolls on the icc and it's getting new attention. >>> but first, a child killed in prince george's county. the victim just 14 years old. i'm wendy rieger. >> and i'm jim handly. this happened in the community of louisdale early this morning. pat collins is live at the headquarters right now. the shooting may have been gang related? >> reporter: here's the situation, jim. in the dark hours of the morning, police say a 14-year-old, a 14-year-old is hanging out with some gang members. he ends up getting shot and killed in a drive-by. the victim, reyes. he goes by the name of cheche. reyes shot and killed this morning. he was 14 years old. police describe it as a gang-related murder. here's why. >> we've determined that the victim was with at least two known gang members early this morning when the
. let's go live to miguel almaguer. look at the raging waters behind you. >> reporter: what a difference a day makes. we got here yesterday afternoon and the water level was almost this high. we didn't see the rapids coming down this river and this is not at crest. we're told this river at least in had this area right here in downtown truckee will not flood. it's not expected to flood, but that doesn't mean it won't overflow. here in the county, a state of emergency has been issued. this is the third punch in a series of storms that have hammered the west. we have seen rain, wind and snow. but the big concern, not just here in truckee, but all across the state is localized flooding. it straddles between california and nevada. it runs 121 miles long. there's a lot of area they are concerned about. it may reach above flood stage. so they may be in a dicey situation later on this afternoon. we have had a steady downpour for the last ten hours. this is the third system to move in. they expect to see the rains until 3:00 this afternoon. eastern time. so it's going to be a dicey situation for
josh brent has been charged with vehicle lar manslaughter. miguel almaguer. >> reporter: josh brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a passenger and his car, fellow teammate jerry brown was killed in an accident. >> it appears he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip. >> reporter: brent and brown played football together at the university of illinois. while in college brent pleaded guilty to a dui in 2009. saturday, when police arrived on scene, officers say brent was pulling brown's body from the wreckage. member of the cowboys practice team, brown was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. brent faces 2 to 20 years in prison and is expected in court today. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests. >> reporter: for the nfl this is the second tragedy in a week. on friday police released dash cam video of jovan belcher. >> you live here? you need to go upstai
on the west coast. miguel almaguer has the latest. >> reporter: this week, much of the west hammered by wicked winter weather. in california, snow, lightning and rivers of rain. >> yeah, we're going to float on out of here. >> reporter: in los angeles, sloppy conditions turned wet roads into a traffic nightmare. i-5 jammed for hours friday. downed trees, smashed cars and damaged homes. >> that big tree back there just came downright in front of me. completely crashed. right in the middle of the road. >> in san francisco where wind speeds topped 40 miles an hour, thousands lost power. a deadly storm that claimed the life of a utility worker who died on slick roads. at sfo, 70 flights were cancelled, delays topped two hours. before the weekend is over, 12 inches of rain could fall in many areas. flash flood warnings are in effect across the region. for now, the rain has slowed, but another storm is on the way. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, san francisco. >> as miguel mentioned, the millions of people living in the pacific northwest are bracing for more bad weather. >> dylan dreyer is u
that day, witnessing a scene that has left them struggling to cope. nbc's miguel almaguer has more on their part of the story. >> reporter: as a community grieves for the victims, first responders also cope with the unspeakable loss. the men and women who arrived at sandy hook elementary first who witnessed the carnage and the chaos are suffering, too. >> they saw a horrific scene. they saw death and devastation that no one wants to encounter in their lifetime and in their career. >> reporter: it all unfolded so quickly. responding within minutes, chris was inside the school and could hear police closing in. >> we still were all in panic. we were still praying and just hoping and waiting for sirens. >> reporter: the quick response running towards the gunfire saved countless young lives. >> there was an immense amount of bravery, there's no question about that. >> reporter: what veteran police officers witnessed here could haunt them forever. sergeant a.j.deandrea was one of the first officers to arrive at columbine. >> there is definitely anger towards the perpetrator and what just
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